Black-faced Sheathbill

Dumpy, short-necked, pigeon-like birds with white plumage, black bills, caruncles and facial skin. Measurements: length 38-41 cm; wingspan 74-79 cm; weight 530-610 g, 460-530 g.

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The Black-faced Sheathbill is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Reproduction, Black-faced Sheathbill (chionis Minor): Species Account - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, SHEATHBILLS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS Sheathbills: Chionidae - Black-faced Sheathbill (chionis Minor): Species Account = Physical characteristics: Black-faced sheathbills range from 15 to 16.1 inches in length (38 to 41 centimeters) and from 19 to 32 ounces (540 to 900 grams) in weight. They have a wingspan, distance from wingtip to wingtip, of 29.1 to 31.1 inches (74 to 79 centimeters). More

Black-faced Sheathbill, Chionis minor Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Charadriiformes Family: Chionididae Genus: Chionis Species: C. More

(The other Sheathbill is the Black-faced Sheathbill (Chionis minor), also known as Lesser Sheathbill are found in the sub-Antarctic Islands of the Indian Ocean. This species has totally black bill and leg colour, although variable, is different being black to pinkish-white. There are four sub-species of Black-faced Sheathbills recognised - differences being in the shape of the sheath and the colour of facial wattles and their legs. More

Chionis minorThe Black-faced Sheathbill (Chionis minor) is found on four sub-Antarctic island groups in the southern Indian Ocean: Marion and Prince Edward Island; the Crozet archipelago; Keguelen; Heard Island. These populations are year-round residents on these islands and do not migrate. This is also known as the Lesser Sheathbill but that is a misnomer since they are about the same size as Chionis alba. More

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Black-faced Sheathbill Chionis minor = Described by: Hartlaub (1841) Alternate common name(s): Lesser Sheathbill Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range S. Indian Ocean islands; (1) Prince Edward and Marion Is. (2) Crozet and Possession Is. (3) Kerguelen Is. (4) Heard Is. and McDonald Is. More

black-faced sheathbills (Chionis minor) and pale-faced sheathbills (C. alba). Their ranges do not overlap and they are further differentiated based on migratory behavior and physical characteristics. Within black-faced sheathbills there are four recognized subspecies based on geographical distribution on isolated archipelagos and islands. Physical characteristics - Sheathbills are easily recognized by their stocky appearance, uniform white plumage, and characteristic sheathed bill. More

Black-faced Sheathbill - Chionis minor Petit Chionis = Petit Chionis Le guide ornitho : Les 848 espèces d'Europe en 4000 dessins Gallery : © Alexandre Knochel Site web : Kerguelen - Îles subantarctiques Order : Charadriiformes Family : Chionidae Species : Black-faced Sheathbill Reference: alkn45285 Other pictures Date taken : 2007 Mar Geographic data Country : French Southern More

The Black-faced Sheathbill (Chionis minor) also known as the Lesser Sheathbill or Paddy, is a species of bird that is restricted to the sub-Antarctic islands in the southern Indian Ocean. This includes the South African territory of the Prince Edward Islands, the French territories of the Crozet Islands and Kerguelen Islands, and the Australian territory of Heard Island. The birds on Heard Island comprise an endemic subspecies, Chionis minor nasicornis. More

* Black-faced Sheathbill, Chionis minor * Family Burhinidae: thick-knees * Family Haematopodidae: oystercatchers * Family Recurvirostridae: avocets * Family Ibidorhynchidae: Ibisbill * Family Charadriidae plovers and lapwings * Family Pluvianellidae: Magellanic Plover More

The Black-faced Sheathbill (Chionis minor), also known as the Lesser Sheathbill or Paddy, is one of only two species of sheathbills, aberrant shorebirds which are terrestrial scavengers of subantarctic islands. More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Chionidae
Genus : Chionis
Species : minor
Authority : Hartlaub, 1841